Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry, open areas, rocky slopes and cliffs from low elevations nearly to the subalpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stout perennial from a woody taproot, the broad crown somewhat shrubby, the several stems and leaves forming a plant to 5 cm. high and broad.
Basal, lanceolate to deltoid, more or less cordate-based, white-woolly beneath and green above, on petioles as long to several times as long as the blade.
Flowering stems stout and naked, the inflorescence a compound umbel 2-20 cm. broad, with linear bracts at the base of both primary and secondary umbels; involucres 6-10 mm. long, lobed about half their length, the lobes usually reflexed: tepals either creamy-white or lemon-yellow, about 5 mm. long, with a stipe-like base about 1 mm. long.
The usually large, heart-shaped leaves that are green on top and woolly white beneath will usually identify this species.